Thursday, 5 December 2019

Christmas wreath and prosecco party

Last night I went out with Susan to one of her neighbours houses for a Christmas wreath making and prosecco party.
I have never heard of such a thing before but I had a lovely time and met a lot of future neighbours.
Here is my effort, and in the absence of a front door, I have hung it on our electric box by the front fence.

A quick tip in case you are ever invited to a similar event - don't make the wreath out of real holly because it is really spikey and makes the whole thing quite painful.
I also had a look on the Graven Hill website and there are a few new aerial photos.
This one shows our road at the top left hand side and lots of spaces still to be filled.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

More deliveries

I was just about to have my breakfast when I realised that I had missed a call from the builders merchants.
In a scene that has been repeated too many times in this build, I grabbed my hat and coat, pulled on my boots and set off at a run to the site.
The lorry was outside and the lovely driver was waiting patiently for me. It was time to test the loading bay on the scaffolding.

It just reached although it was a stretch, and two pallets of blocks successfully went up. 
Trevor arrived at this point and in the time it took me to go home and eat my breakfast, he had unloaded all of them on to the scaffolding. 
I then rang and arranged for a fork lift to bring more bricks. This was a real stretch and they were left overhanging a little bit, but we unloaded them and then I rang for some more. 

The whole thing was exhausting, but the loading bay works and all of this stuff should keep Trevor busy, and quiet for a few days. 

For any scaffolding officianados

I didn't write a blog yesterday as for some reason I fell asleep at 8pm and didn't wake up until this morning.
So, possibly better late than never, here are the photos of the scaffolding second lift.

At first, second and even third glance it looks just the same as the day before yesterday, but if you look closely then you can see that the walkway on the scaffolding is higher.
This took the scaffolders all day to do, and I was very pleased that their boss only turned up for about ten minutes. He was also in a much better mood than the last time that I saw him.
I am writing this blog at the site this morning and there was a heavy frost overnight. The sun is just coming up through the woods behind us and is looking glorious.

Also, a nice view of the old water towers above the mist.